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What you need to know about attending your first SEC games

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
MU students line up at Mizzou Arena to buy tickets for the Missouri vs. Kansas men's basketball game in this Missourian file photo. Students can purchase a Student Section Ticket Combo for football and basketball games, though a ticket is not guaranteed for all of the basketball games.

COLUMBIA — Missouri's entry into the Southeastern Conference brings new opponents for all of the university's athletic teams.

To participate, cheer on and enjoy the most popular sports live, you're going to need tickets.

There are several convenient ways to obtain tickets for these events.

Student Section Ticket Combo

One of the easiest ways to get tickets for football and basketball is to purchase a Student Season Ticket Combo from mutigers.com. The $240 package can be purchased with credit, debit or student charge.

There is a caveat on the basketball portion — even with the package, one is not guaranteed a seat for every game. Tickets are dispersed in sets throughout the season, with only 4,000 tickets available in each distribution.

It is also possible to purchase only the football tickets for $145 which includes tickets to this year's seven home games.

Since these tickets are sold as part of the combo first, the football-only tickets will not go on sale until August — but only if any of these tickets remain. Students are also charged a $5 handling fee with either the combo package or the football-only tickets.

According to the Mizzou Ticket Office, the combo tickets are on sale until the first week of school.

Social networking

If you don't want to shell out more than $100 to see games, there are ways to obtain single-game tickets.

One is to patrol Facebook, Craigslist and other social networks to see if people are selling tickets. In some of the larger lecture courses, students will send emails to the entire class advertising tickets they don't want, even for the biggest games.

Free admission

Finally, if you want to attend other sporting events, such as wrestling, baseball, softball, women's soccer, gymnastics and volleyball, all you need is a student ID. These tickets are free.


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